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Old 1st February 2013, 05:33 PM   #11
kevinkr is offline kevinkr  United States
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Phono Cables for Non-Believers
Look for double shielded, low triboelectric construction. Belden actually makes some pretty suitable stuff.
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Wait, wait... That Belden 89259 is RG-59 cable, which is 75 ohm coax for video, right? But it has a stranded center conductor, which is different than the usual RG-59U cable. Now, this begs a question --

What's to stop someone from taking pre-made RG-59 cables with RCA plugs meant for video, and use them for audio instead? Is there any reason not to do this?

I often see pretty nice looking video cables for cheap. Don't tell me they're just fine as audio interconnects... You could take two of them with yellow colored RCA plugs, and just use a black Sharpie to identify your left channel. Or use red to ID your right channel. Whatever.

And what about all those coaxial digital cables with RCA plugs? What's so different about those? Could they be used for analog audio?

Is there a technical issue with this?
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Old 4th February 2013, 10:19 PM   #13
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What's to stop someone from taking pre-made RG-59 cables with RCA plugs meant for video, and use them for audio instead?
Nothing. Some people do and like the results. I have some Belkin and QED video cables here I use for audio sometimes. They're quite bright sounding but they certainly work.

You can just make up your own cables. Buy some Van Damme and Neutrik plugs off eBay and nail them together. Sounds fine. Why pay someone else to do exactly the same thing? ;0)
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